USA Funds Provides $200,000 Grant For Thurgood Marshall College Fund Scholarships

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NEW YORK – (March 28, 2011) United Student Funds, Inc. (USA Funds) of Indianapolis, has provided a $200,000 grant to the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) to provide scholarships to qualified students attending of its member schools.

 

“USA Funds/TMCF scholarships are critical. They make the difference between students being able to obtain a degree or not being able to secure a better future for themselves,” said Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., TMCF’s President and CEO. “Because TMCF scholarships are awarded annually, they bring with them the incentive to strive to do better each and every year, ” he added, noting that “awards are made each semester based on a verification process designed to ensure that students are meeting academic expectations and have an unmet financial need.”

USA Funds has been a major TMCF-scholarship supporter for the past several years and Carl C. Dalstrom, USA Funds’ president and CEO served as co-chair of TMCF’s 22nd

Anniversary Dinner in 2009.


“The Thurgood Marshall College Fund is successfully making a difference in the lives of the students they serve by helping them realize their dreams of postsecondary education,” said Carl C. Dalstrom, USA Funds president and CEO. “In keeping with USA Funds’ nonprofit mission to enhance access to higher education, we are pleased to support this scholarship program.”


Specifically, the USA Funds/TMCF scholarship program. The grant to TMCF is part of $3 million in higher education grants, for the quarter ending December 31, 2010, awarded to organizations in 20 states and the District of Columbia.


For further information on TMCF and its programs, including scholarships, visit www.thurgoodmarshallfund.org

About TMCF

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF), named for the U.S. Supreme Court's first African-American Justice, was established in 1987. TMCF supports and represents nearly 300,000 students attending our 47-member schools, which include public Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs) and Predominately Black Institutions (PBIs). TMCF's work is critical to guaranteeing our country a robust and diverse pipeline of talented workers and future leaders. TMCF achieves its vision of Changing the World . . . One Leader at a Time by focusing on three areas: Scholarships, Capacity Building & Programmatic Support, and Public Policy & Advocacy.

About USA Funds

Headquartered in Indianapolis, USA Funds is a non-profit corporation that works to enhance postsecondary education preparedness, access and success by providing and supporting financial and other valued services. For more information, visit www.usafunds.org